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New Study Finds Autism Begins In Pregnancy

Updated: 03/31/2014 - The origins of autism have always been a mystery to doctors and researchers, but now, perhaps part of that mystery has been solved.

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Monday is the Deadline to Sign Up for Health Law

Posted: 03/31/2014 - Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama's health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

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Liquid Nicotine Can Be Deadly

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Health officials are reaching out to the public, warning that the fluid used to refill electronic cigarettes can be very dangerous. It's so toxic, a teaspoon can kill a small child, but currently there are no guidelines for packaging liquid nicotine.

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Health Exchange Fees to Rise in 2015

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Nevadans who purchase health insurance through the state exchange will pay more in monthly fees next year to sustain the program.

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Tips to Avoid Springtime Allergies

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Most of us love it when spring finally gets its turn on the calendar, but for about 20% of American, the sunny skies come with pesky allergies. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your hay fever at bay.

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Health Insurance Enrollment Event Coming

Updated: 03/26/2014 - The deadline to sign up for health insurance is Monday, March 31st. That's just five days away. Here in Nevada, residents have been given a 60-day extension. But you need to be in the system to qualify for the special sign-up period. This Saturday you have a chance to sign up for insurance, or perhaps get your application cleaned up before Monday.

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"Legalizing" Pot Not So Easy

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Medicinal marijuana dispensaries will soon be cropping up here in Washoe County and elsewhere in Nevada. The problem is lawyers who help dispensary owners and growers set up businesses and leases or even limited liability corporations are breaking the law.

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Health Organization: Pollution Kills 7M Each Year

Posted: 03/25/2014 - Air pollution kills about 7 million people worldwide every year, with more than half of the fatalities due to fumes from indoor stoves, according to a new report from the World Health Organization published Tuesday.

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Gorilla Delivered Via C-Section in Mother's Arms

Posted: 03/25/2014 - The San Diego Zoo says an infant gorilla that was successfully treated for pneumonia after a cesarean section delivery is in her mother's arms for the first time.

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Working Through the ACA & Income Taxes

Updated: 03/24/2014 - You have until April 15th to file your taxes. It's always a busy time for tax preparers, but many of them had to have some additional training to handle questions about the Affordable Care Act.

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Higher Flood Insurance Costs Coming to Nevada

Posted: 03/24/2014 - Nearly 1,300 federally subsidized flood insurance policies in Nevada are set to feel the sting of flood insurance rate hikes, despite a rate relief law President Barack Obama signed Friday.

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Chefs Teach Healthy Eating in Public Schools

Posted: 03/21/2014 - Local chefs with the American Culinary Federation are teaming up with AACT culinary students to teach fourth graders about proper nutrition and food safety.

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Open House Saturday to Answer Health Benefits Questions

Updated: 03/20/2014 - The non-profit Access to Healthcare is hosting an open house event, sponsored by Saint Mary’s Health Plans, giving locals the opportunity to sign up for health insurance before the health exchange door closes.

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Nevada Health Exchange Approves Extension

Updated: 03/20/2014 - Anyone who attempted to sign up for health insurance with Nevada's failed insurance exchange will have another 60 days to complete the process.

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Arkansas Court Tosses $1.2B Judgment Against J&J

Posted: 03/20/2014 - The Arkansas Supreme Court has thrown out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit challenging its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

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Board Considers Grace Period For Exchange Signups

Posted: 03/20/2014 - A state board could decide soon whether people stuck in the process of picking health coverage through Nevada's insurance exchange will be given additional time to complete their application.

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Nevada Medicaid Enrollments Soar

Posted: 03/19/2014 - Nevada Medicaid enrollments under federal health care reform have surpassed initial projections and are on pace to reach 500,000 by summer.

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